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Old 10-22-2009, 05:02 PM
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Default TFSA - changing the rules

They are changing the TFSA rules :

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n08/09-099-eng.asp

I wonder how long until they do an old-fashined government tax-grab and decide to tax the TFSA? I guess they'll have to change the name of the acount at this point, from Tax Free Savings Account to maybe No Free LuCh Account
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:48 PM
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They are changing the TFSA rules :

http://www.fin.gc.ca/n08/09-099-eng.asp

I wonder how long until they do an old-fashined government tax-grab and decide to tax the TFSA? I guess they'll have to change the name of the acount at this point, from Tax Free Savings Account to maybe No Free LuCh Account

I hope the government never taxes the TFSA. If they do this will be a huge disaster.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:01 PM
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I hope the government never taxes the TFSA. If they do this will be a huge disaster.
Yeah, that would suck, but I also recognize that I live at the mercy of the Canadian government...
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:26 PM
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The government is changing the rules because people are dumping $10,000 into their TFSA, buying stock, selling the stock after it jumps a few bucks, then pulling the money out. Meanwhile, the gains they made on the market stay behind tax-free. It's worth trading through the loophole if they can make more than the 1% penalty they have to pay because of it. The government wants there to be a 100% penalty for any capital gains from overcontributing.

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Old 10-27-2009, 05:37 PM
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The government is changing the rules because people are dumping $10,000 into their TFSA, buying stock, selling the stock after it jumps a few bucks, then pulling the money out. Meanwhile, the gains they made on the market stay behind tax-free. It's worth trading through the loophole if they can make more than the 1% penalty they have to pay because of it. The government wants there to be a 100% penalty for any capital gains from overcontributing.

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Yes, but one has to wonder how much thought did they put in the design of the TFSA if they have to change it after it has been used for only a few months?
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:53 PM
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True. I guess they thought a 24% interest rate would be enough of a deterrant but apparently it wasn't. Now they're hoping a 100% tax rate will be a deterrant. We'll have to see if that works. If not, they'll make them more complicated I'm sure.

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